“If she had sang [sic] that thing in a country bar in the 1920s or 1880s in Denver, Colorado, somebody would’ve called for a rope,” Swanson boasted on his radio program earlier this month. “She would not have made it out of town!”
The angry pastor then went on to accuse 25-year-old Musgraves of “promoting homosexuality” and “abandoning the traditional church.”
“That’s critical for the dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland!” he warned listeners.
We highly doubt Musgraves cares what the hate monger/emotional basket case has to say, however. She has plenty of other things to focus on. Earlier this year, she won Grammys for Best Country Song and Best Country Album, and now, GLAAD has invited her to perform at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 3. She will be the first country singer ever to perform at the ceremony.
“America’s heartland is changing and support for equality continues to grow across party lines, in our faith institutions, and in country music,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. “Kacey Musgraves is ushering in a new era in the country music industry, where supporting all loving families is now a core country value. It’s only fitting then that Kacey is to become the first country music artist to perform at the New York GLAAD Media Awards.”
Musgraves will be joined by pop veteran Kylie Minogue, who will also be performing at next Saturday’s event. It’s sure to be a fabulous evening, and one that will no doubt have Pastor Swanson barring his doors and clutching his Bible for dear life.